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Nada India recommendations as part of National Child Rights Coalition for a National action plan

Nada India recommendations as part of National Child Rights Coalition for a National Action Plan (Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India) to secure the rights of children in India Consultation held on 30th & 1st Oct 2015 in Delhi.
By Suneel Vatsyayan
Child & Alcohol
World Health Organisation (WHO) defines alcohol as a psychoactive substance with dependence-producing properties. A number of studies have shown that the harmful use of alcohol can act as a large disease, social and economic burden in societies. In the year 2010, WHO estimated the average alcohol per capita consumption in India to be 4.3 which included both recorded and unrecorded data and the prevalence of alcohol use disorders and alcohol dependence was found to be 2.6%.
In a comparison based study conducted in Ranchi, in parent-child relationship a significant difference was found between the children of alcoholic and non- alcoholic parents mainly in the domains of symbolic punishment, rejec…

Workshop on Child protection & Substance abuse for community leaders

Nada India team conducted a workshop for World Vision Faridabad on Child Protection & Substance abuse. More than 40 community leaders mostly women and young boys participated. This workshop was part of Nada India campaign "Drug free family & School: A Child right"  They were helped to formulate an action plan by involving women self help groups and child parliament at community level.   

Alcohol Promotion By Celebrities Is Health Hazard!

Alcohol Promotion by Celebrities Is Health Hazard!
Increasingly celebrities in India seek to make loads of money in a short period of time, and choose collaboration with unethical companies, promoting harmful products. And then there are powerful role models who choose another path…
BYSuneel Vatsyayan
The endorsement by celebrities of products can have serious adverse effects on health – for example in the case of MAGGI and school children. Maggi product “2 minute noodle” (that is popular with school kids) was found to be containing Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG) and lead higher than the permissible limits. The samples collected by Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration proved that MAGGI’s advertising messages, driven home by Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit – falsely boasted “nutritional value” of the noodles.
The common people increasingly feel they are being cheated and I can sense that outrage against stars endorsing controversial products (including alcohol brands) is growi…